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    Default Toxic Panda - The Great Asian Armchair Treasure Hunt

    Hi,

    Toxic Panda is a book-based armchair treasure hunt that was first published in paperback 2010 and has just been released on Kindle. This lipogram has been written entirely without using the letter "E".

    There are 26 puzzles to solve each of which has a monetary prize for the first person to solve it. So far only four of the puzzles have been solved (A,B,C and I) which means there are still quite a lot of puzzles to solve and something like $4,000 worth of prizes to claim.

    You can buy the book from Amazon and find out more details about this hunt here:
    toxic panda

    According to book write-up in Amazon the Author's name Adam Adams is the pseudonym of a Singapore-based British lipogram author. As he intends to write one book for each letter of the alphabet there could be quite a few more books like this on the way

    Happy Hunting

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    Ordered this book from Barnes & Noble. Doesn't look like too much interest on here, but always looking for a new puzzle to try.

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    Thanks Writerian! The book looks interesting. I love the cover!

    According to the officical site, some puzzles must be solved sequentially, like A, B, C, D. Yet there are some puzzles that have been solved that are way ahead, like Q.
    I also noticed that there are two people who have solved two puzzles.

    I think I might order the book too.

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    Hey stvwz-
    I'm guessing it is you registered on the Toxic Panda forum. Are you assuming that all the answers for the Chapter B problem have X in them? For some reason, I got the impression that only 1 answer had an X (possibly where Xtraction = extraction since we can't use E). Here is what I had so far but quite doubtful on how many are right. I was never good at these acrostic type clues.
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    1st X1: Smart Kid (5 3) S SHARP LAD
    2nd X2: Bully Train A RAILROAD
    4th X3: Cranium (5) L SKULL
    4th X4: Hunt Down (5) C TRACK
    7th X5: Random Pick (7) I DRAWING
    1st X6: Air Tank
    2nd X7: Falling in Quicksand (7) I SINKING
    3rd X8: Fairground Draw (7)
    1st X9: Pornographic Film (4 5) S SKIN FLICK
    1st X10: Fishy Air Pump (4) G GILL
    5th X11: Criticism of Action Y ANALYSIS critique judgment analysis
    7th X12: Sinful Infamous Book (7)
    3rd X13: Hoodlum’s Pop Music (3) P RAP
    3rd X14: Indoor Shrub (3 5) G FIG PLANT
    1st X15: Gory (12) S SLAUGHTEROUS, BLOODSTAINED
    2nd X16: Drawn out jog (4 3) O LONG RUN
    8th X17: Nabs Cain for smoking Grass S CANNABIS
    1st X18: Pluck Molar (9) X Xtraction
    3rd X19: Flay (4) I SKIN
    2nd X20: Aristocratic Batman (7) I SIR VANT
    4th X21: Flourishing Municipality
    5th X22: Bomb City in Japan S NAGASAKI
    7th X23: Olympic Run O MARATHON
    5th X24: Wrist Chains (9) C HANDCUFFS
    5th X25: Spank (5) K SMACK clout punch scold smack skelp
    3rd X26: Sick Doctor looking for oil (5) I DRILL
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    Thanks E - I'm not so sure about Sir Vant or Xtraction.

    I had AQUALUNG for airtank, SATANIC (verses) for sinful book, and BOOMTOWN for flourishing municipality.

    Do you find the text of the story useful for solving the puzzles, or is it just filler?

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    stwyz-
    Thanks for the help. I have not read much of the text, but it didn't seem to relate to me. I was just hoping to catch up with the solved chapters since they seem to build on each other.

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    Perhaps a fairground draw is a CARTOON caricature. Perhaps RAP is a CAR TUNE?

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    I ordered the book about a week ago, but I still do not have it. As soon as it arrives, I will be playing catch up too.

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    Feel free to pm me if you have any specific questions.
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    Still waiting for my book....

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